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Financing

Battle over ServSafe fees spills into federal court

The National Restaurant Association has been sued for using the proceeds to fund its lobbying. The plaintiffs want the practice stopped and reimbursement of the $15 that any employee paid for the course.

Operations

NYC looks to limit what's provided with to-go orders

The bill passed Thursday is expected to save restaurants thousands of dollars. Mayor Adams has not revealed whether he'll sign it.

Do they share the pain with patrons or sacrifice margin to spare guests from unpleasant surprises?

Reality Check: A union-affiliated group is blasting ServSafe as an underhanded way of defeating pro-employee legislation. What exactly is the deception? And what about the program's benefits?

The alumnus of Lettuce Entertain You and Bartolotta Restaurants has been given the mission of upgrading the lodging operator's foodservice operations.

Signs abound that the business is awakening to the need for dramatic action.

Gov. Murphy said he'll work with stakeholders to reduce the price and availability of the permits, which can cost upwards of $1 million.

Included on Kelli Valade's list is a "doubling down" on workers' mental health benefits, as well as getting more units open 24/7.

Tobin assumes the post from Jerry Morgan, who remains CEO. The company said the move will enable Morgan to spend more time in the field.

The longtime industry veteran will move over from Chuck E. Cheese's parent company at the end of the month.

The daytime dining brand has held the line on pricing and refused to trim its hours or menu. The focus will be on raising the profits of new units.

The industry accounted for roughly 1 of 9 jobs that were created during the month. The national unemployment rate dipped to 3.5%.

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